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ثورة البحرين: قمع وحشي لمنطقة سترة - سفالة 28/8/2011

أستنكاراً للخطاب الهزيل والضعيف والغير الواعي للطاغية حمد أنطلقت الاحتجاجات في منطقة سترة -- سفالة وتم مواجهتها بالقمع العنيف من قبل السلطة الخليفية الفاقدة ...

 

Direct shots toward the protesters in Sfala village- Sitra Aug29

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Bahrain court adjourns medical personnel trials

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Bahrain court adjourns medical personnel trials...

until 9/7/2011

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ثورة البحرين: مونتاج خاص بالشهيدة زينب آل جمعة

تزامناً مع مرور أربعينية الشهيدة زينب آل جمعة _ والذي يُصادف تاريخ 25 أغسطس 2011 _ تمّ عرض مونتاج خاص بالشهيدة . وقد تمّ عرض هذا المونتاج في الحفل التأبيني ا...

Bahrain revolution: a special montage:  The martyrdom of Zainab Al Juma'a

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Bahrainrights.org: One of the most widespread protests in months, Bahrain buying weapons from Russia and other updates | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Bahrainrights.org: One of the most widespread protests in months, Bahrain buying weapons from Russia and other updates | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

27 August 2011

On night of 26/27 August, the security forces have heavily attacked numerous areas in Bahrain where there were protests, starting with the weekly "rally for self-determination" and we have received news of injuries:
A protester in Duraz got shot in the eye with rubber bullet
Another protester injured in the head in Sitra.

The riot police, according to many of the injuries reported in the past several weeks, are clearly targeting the head and upper body of the protesters. The riot police are extensively shooting teargas into people's homes and this is a picture of a child who was subjected to the teargas.

According to our sources on the streets, alongside the regular teargas the riot police are using a strange looking teargas which is much more powerful and affects the nerves.

So far we know that two boys, 15 and 18 were arrested on that night.

What one person collected inside their home: tear gas collection

Radhi Almosawi's, deputy head of Waad (National Democratic Action Society), sister's home caught fire due to the teargas being shot directly at peoples homes. This is not the first instance of homes burning due to teargas attacks.

With the rising sectarian tension in the country, and especially with people like Adel Fulaifal, former torturer and right hand to Ian Henderson, and Mohammed Khalid, former member of Parliament, calling for violence; the news of Bahrain buying Ak103 Kalashnikovs and grenade launchers from Russia is very disturbing.

There has been news about forming armed "protection units" with Adel Fulaifel in charge of training them in the local media, and this raises concern about a drastic increase in violence we may witness in Bahrain. Adel Fulaifal has been on Twitter for some time, where he writes against the Shiaa, and calls for violence. In one instance he wrote: (translated) AlMuharraq is nothing but an island and soon the corpses of Wali AlFaqih and all his followers will float (in its waters). To read his account: (Arabic) @ADEL_FELAIFIL

The appeal hearing of the 21 prominent figures has been changed from the 9th of September to the 6th.

Zainab Al-Khawaja visited her husband in prison and here is her account of the visit about the torture and his trial amongst others is at the bottom of this email.

As copied from Twitter:
"Visited my husband Wafi a couple of hrs ago at Dry Dock prison, he told me about what happened in court & the charges against him. The charges against Wafi are 8 or 9, among them: participating in illegal gatherings in many places including at the roundabout. Another one of the charges against my husband is: writing msgs that spread hatred against the regime The one Wafi laughed about was "حرض على الصمود والثبات" These are the exact words, they even asked him if he did it. Among the charges against Wafi: asking ppl to go on strikes and spreading information about civil disobedience. There are 13 ppl in the same case as Wafi & with similar charges: Isa Ahmed Thaani Khamis, Hameed Abbas Abdulwahad Al-Saafi, Ali Hassan Salman Hassan Al-Sitri, Jaffar Hassan Salman Hassan Al-Sitrim Abdulla Hassan Abdulla Al-Saif, Mohd Ali Ebrahim Aal-Hmaid Mohammed Hassan Yousef Saif, Hussain Abdullah Yousef, Hussain Ramadan Mohammed, Hamza Hassan Alhawaj, Abdulwahab Nasser Kadhum The 13th person is Canadian citizen. Wafi told us today about when he was detained underground at fort. He was tortured so badly he coudnt stand for days. He had to crawl Wafi said he urinated blood for weeks, and was hospitalized for 4 days after severe torture He says those 4 days in the hospital, every night at 12 police would come in throw them of their beds and beat them badly He said he was electrocuted not only at the fort but also when he was brought to Dry Dock Even tho Wafi hadnt told us much be4 abt being subjected to torture, we assumed that he had been. Most if not all prisoners are"

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الشاعر عبد الرحمن يوسف: ماذا بربك تنتظر؟ البحرين | Poet Abdul-Rahman Youssef: What the hell are you waiting for? Bahrain

الشاعر عبدالرحمن يوسف في رائعة من روائعه الشعرية مخاطباً طاغية البحرين حمد بن عيسى نبذة عن الشاعر: شاعر مصري من مواليد 18 سبتمبـر 1970 شارك في العديد من الند...

 

[Mis-posted with translation error! - curators fault...ooops!]

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Tear Gas Self Protection and Decontamination | The Crooked Bough

Tear Gas Self Protection and Decontamination | The Crooked Bough | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Tear Gas Self Protection and Decontamination The first thing to remember about exposure to these chemical weapons is that it is not the worst thing that...
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Al-Walaja Demonstration August 27, 2011

This is the demonstration on Saturday August 27, 2011 after the Israeli court ruling legitimizes the theft of Al-Walaja land. The Israeli apartheid soldiers ...
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What the mercenaries do after the suppression, when they come back?

Mercenary children play dress-up!  Something tells me that the SF's are not recruited from amongst intellectuals.......

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المرتزقة ترمي الأصياخ على الارض و تصورها

المرتزقة ترمي الأصياخ على الارض و تصورها لتشوه صورة الثوارة تقرير المصير 7 الدير البحرين 26/8/2011 حصري الاعلام الثوري - بني جمرة...

 

More regime lies........Khalifas so desperate they have taken to falsifying evidence!

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Iran frees 100 political prisoners: report

Iran frees 100 political prisoners: report | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader ordered the release of 100 political prisoners Saturday including some involved in the huge protests against the disputed June 2009 re-election of President Mahmoud...
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Libyan rebels seize key border post - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Libyan rebels seize key border post - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
As fighters consolidate their control, the UN says security remained a major concern with fears of reprisal attacks.
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India anti-graft activist to end fast after government

India anti-graft activist to end fast after government | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A self-styled Gandhian activist whose campaign against corruption sparked some of India's biggest anti-government protests in decades will end a 13-day hunger strike Sunday after...
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Cause for concern in Bahrain ..Medical Neutrality violation!

Cause for concern in Bahrain ..Medical Neutrality violation! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The trial of 20 Bahraini health workers was due to resume on 28 August before a military court, despite assurances from the king of Bahrain that future hearings would be before a civilian court (Bahrain's underclass plays out cat-and-mouse routine of protest and repression, 9 August). A further 28 health professionals are also facing criminal charges. All are charged with felonies or misdemeanours and appear to have been brought to trial solely because they have fulfilled their fundamental ethical undertaking to treat patients according to medical need without discrimination of any kind.

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Turkey to return properties confiscated from Christian, Jewish minorities

Turkey to return properties confiscated from Christian, Jewish minorities | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s government is returning hundreds of properties confiscated from the country’s Christian and Jewish minorities over the past 75 years in a gesture to religious groups who complain of discrimination that is also likely to thwart possible court rulings against the country....

 

Religious minorities have often complained of discrimination in Turkey, which had a history of conflict with Greece and with Armenians who accuse Turkish authorities of trying to exterminate them early in the last century. Turkey says the mass killings at that time were the result of the chaos of war, rather than a systematic campaign of genocide. Few minority members have been able to hold top positions in politics, the military or the public service.

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The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب: Bahrain update

The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب: Bahrain update | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A source on politics, war, the Middle East, Arabic poetry, and art.

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انشودة لأطباء البحرين / ملائكه في سجن الشيطان حَـمَـد

في ثـــورة اللؤلؤ كان للطبيـــــب موقفا لبى نداء الحــــق صـاحَ إلى الظلم كفي هذا هو العِكــري بالعزم ينال الشـــرفا ابناءُ ضيفٍ و السماهيجي فـداءٌ و وفا...

 

Song of the doctors Bahrain / Angels in prison,  Satan Hamad

 

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Injured man shot with birdshot in Sitra....8/28/11

Injured man shot with birdshot  in Sitra....8/28/11 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Peaceful protest for democratic reform answered with Shotgun blasts!

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مونتاج فضيع لم يعرض من قبل يبين بسالة وشجاعة الثوار في وجه المرتزقة قرية كرانة ذكرى الاستقلال

مونتاج فضيع لم يعرض من قبل يبين بسالة وشجاعة الثوار في وجه المرتزقة قرية كرانة ذكرى الاستقلال | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Extreme Bahraini bravery in the face of armed SF's

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Arab League recognises Libyan NTC - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Arab League recognises Libyan NTC - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The regional bloc re-admits Libya's membership, turning over the country's seat to the rebels' political leadership.
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2 killed as thousands of Syrians protest; activists urge ‘determination’ despite stalemate

2 killed as thousands of Syrians protest; activists urge ‘determination’ despite stalemate | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces killed at least two people as tens of thousands of anti-government protesters flooded the streets on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, a time that many activists hoped would become a turning point in the uprising.

But more than five months into the revolt against President Bashar Assad, the conflict has descended into a bloody stalemate with both sides showing no sign of giving in. Activists chose “patience and determination” as the theme of Friday’s protests across the country of 22 million.

 

“We are here to tell the regime that nothing is finished, nothing will finish and we will not stay at home like you want us to,” a protester told The Associated Press by telephone from the central city of Homs, where he said thousands poured into the streets.

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#Twitterkurds is the hashtag for information on the Kurd's struggle for statehood, and an end to ethnic persecution

#Twitterkurds     [Perform a twitter-search using this hashtag and get informed!

Discover the plight of these stateless people and the persecution they face at the hands of the Turkish, Iranian, and Iraqi Governments!]

 

If anyone of US isn't free, then none of US are........

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